Sahil Bloom’s advice – Part 2

 6.⁠ ⁠Be a “yes” person early in your career.

Saying “yes” expands your luck surface area. It may mean you’re a bit overwhelmed at times, but the benefits from the increased luck outweigh the downsides of feeling stretched.

 7.⁠ ⁠Wake up early and work out.

When you wake up early and work out, you do a hard thing to start your day that sets the tone. You start to self-identify as a winner. That has ripple effects all across your life. There’s no such thing as a loser who wakes up at 5am and works out.

 8.⁠ ⁠Dive through cracked doors.

I recently had an experience to bring this to life: A young guy saw on my story that I was at a coffee shop working. He messaged me asking if he could come by and ask a question. I said ok. He got there an hour later and we hit it off. Turns out he lived far away and made it work. I’d always bet on people with that kind of energy. If someone cracks open a door that may present an opportunity, dive through it.

 9.⁠ ⁠Show up early, stay late.

Showing up early and staying late is a free way to materially increase your luck surface area. The most interesting side conversations come up before meetings start or after they end. When you’re in the room, you’re more likely to get pulled into a follow-up call, coffee, or discussion. It pays off handsomely in the long run.

10.⁠ ⁠Do the “old fashioned” things well.

Look people in the eye, do what you say you’ll do, be early, practice good posture, have a confident handshake. It sounds silly, but these things are all free and will never go out of style.